A combination of research and experience has led me to strongly believe that climate change should be considered a safeguarding issue, therefore senior leadership at any school should give it greater attention. If you are a teacher in need of a compelling argument to take to your SLT, this could be it.
Many say that COP26 ended last November with not much to cheer about. But it did give us educators plenty food for thought. Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi gave encouraging sentiments regarding the Department for Education’s (DfE) plans to improve climate change and sustainability education in England. A draft strategy has been published and here I will offer a brief overview with some light analysis and what schools can do to get a head-start.
COP26 ended this week, and it was more blah-blah-blah from those in power. It is fitting, therefore, in the spirit of the inspiring youth, marginalised populations and their allies who made their presence felt in Glasgow, that this blog is about hopes, dreams and fantasy regarding climate change. I took part in a wonderful, geeky, but also poignant chat about climate change in Sci-Fi, and decided it was such a great discussion that I wanted to type up bits about it for the blog.
An excerpt from an article that I wrote for ‘The Phoenix’, a newletter by climate journalist Eric Holthaus, which focusses “most closely on humanizing this planetary emergency: being transparent about the challenges we’re facing and the complex emotions we’re all feeling, and being honest about what we need to do to radically transform our society.” The banner image is original art produced for ‘The Phoenix’ by Laila Arêde.
#TeachersForClimateAction are calling on MPs support for their valuable climate education work. Read my open-letter invite to Richard Bacon MP.
A selection of reviews recieved by participants of the “Teaching Climate Change in Primary Schools as Part of a High-Quality Geography Curriculum” and “Teaching Climate Change in Primary Schools as Part of a High-Quality Geography Curriculum” webinars, hosted by The National College, on behalf of the Geographical Association. “Kit was a great presenter and helped … Continue reading The National College: Climate Change as Part of a High-Quality Geography Curriculum
This week, the Autumn 2020 edition of the Geographical Association’s GA magazine was published. Published in the it is an article I authored titled “Climate Change – A Safeguarding Issue?”. I feel now is the right time to put forward the argument that climate change issues should be considered when it comes to a school’s safeguarding duties.
The importance of teaching GIS and climate change and how the two together can provide a powerful way for students to learn about one of the most pressing issues of our time. I also put forward the argument that climate change is a safeguarding issue. What do you think?
Global Climate Strike (Friday 20th September): My open letter to school leaders.
This is part 2 of my teachers’ guide for the IPCC’s 6th Assessment (AR6) on climate change. Part 1 covered the report released last year on the updated science on climate change. Now the IPCC’s Working Group 2 (WG2) report, focusing on the impacts of climate change, is out. Having completed a read of the report myself, I can say with some morbidness but conviction, that the terms climate crisis and climate emergency are well and truly justified.